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Dubai to Johannesburg drive

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 El Obeid
 Presidential Palace Museum
 Mana Pools National Park
driving   /   22 days

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Dubai to Johannesburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dubai to Johannesburg. If you're planning a road trip to Johannesburg, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Dubai
drive for about 9 hours

6:49 pm  Riyadh
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Riyadh
drive for about 28.5 hours

12:38 pm (next day)  Al-Qusair
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 28.5 hours

 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Al-Qusair
drive for about 34 hours

6:02 pm (next day)  El Obeid
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 34 hours

 Day 4

8:00 am  leave from El Obeid
drive for about 21.5 hours

5:21 am (next morning)  Jūbā
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 21.5 hours

 Day 5

8:00 am  leave from Jūbā
drive for about 17.5 hours

1:40 am (past midnight)  Presidential Palace Museum
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 17.5 hours

 Day 6

8:00 am  leave from Presidential Palace Museum
drive for about 35.5 hours

7:24 pm (next day)  Mana Pools National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 6 driving ≈ 35.5 hours

 Day 7

8:00 am  leave from Mana Pools National Park
drive for about 26 hours

10:15 am (next morning)  arrive in Johannesburg

day 7 driving ≈ 26 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Riyadh  (5 answers)
    questions about Riyadh:
        Best free things to do in Riyadh?
        Playgroup in Riyadh


El Obeid


Presidential Palace Museum

Mana Pools National Park  (2 mentions)

What are some things to do in Johannesburg?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Sandton  (5 mentions)
The Maboneng Precinct  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Johannesburg. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Johannesburg for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  Beau from Houston asked:
For a good cheap night out with the locals head to....?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Johannesburg.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Johannesburg to Dubai drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dubai to Johannesburg. Or get a full Dubai to Johannesburg flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Dubai well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dubai!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 6,932 miles
driving time of 172 hours, 8 minutes
Johannesburg is 2 hours behind Dubai
104 Dubai travel answers
5 Riyadh travel answers
45 Johannesburg travel answers


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